Updated Off-Campus Policy and Procedures Now Available on the SPA Website

Published March 21, 2023 As noted in the March 2023 Research Administrator Forum, Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) is updating policy documents to better reflect Workday and RMS functionality.  Accordingly, the updated Off-Campus Policy and Procedures are now available on the SPA website. Please contact Joe Gindhart at jgindhart@wustl.edu if you have any questions about this material.

ARPA-H Now Accepting Abstracts for Transformative Ideas

Published March 20, 2023 Dear Washington University research community, I’m excited to share that the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is now accepting abstracts for creative and concise ideas to produce breakthroughs in health. ARPA-H has released the first ARPA-H Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting innovative idea for the four focus areas detailed […]

New Research Data & Materials Policy

Published February 17, 2023 The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) has issued a new policy – the Research Data & Materials Policy. The intent of the new policy is to clarify requirements regarding retention, ownership and responsibility for research data generated during the course of university research. Additionally, the policy addresses data management […]

NSF Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) & System Updates

Published February 15, 2023 Effective January 30, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made a number of system updates in Research.gov, FastLane, and Grants.gov in accordance with implementation of the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Proposal Preparation and Submission in […]

Postdoctoral Appointee Minimum Compensation for FY2024

Published February 14, 2023 The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce that, starting FY2024, Washington University in St. Louis will establish the postdoctoral appointee minimum compensation (salary or stipend) based on the NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Year 1 stipend amount. Approved by the Vice Chancellor for Research, this measure acknowledges the outstanding accomplishments and highly […]

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Winter Update

Published February 13, 2023 Lab Safety Awareness Week: February 13 – 17 The Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association’s (CSHEMA) Lab Safety Awareness Week is an event held each February that recognizes the successes of laboratory health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep faculty, staff and students safe. […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy

Published February 10, 2023 The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect for applications due beginning January 25, 2023.  Please visit the NIH FAQs for up-to-date information from NIH. NIH provided sample Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMSPs).  These sample DMSPs are provided for educational purposes to assist applicants with developing Plans but are […]

NSF Updates for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending (Other) Support

Published January 24, 2023 NSF implemented revised versions of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support formats for consistency with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The requirement to use the revised formats is effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. These revised versions include the following enhancements: Current and […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2023

Published January 23, 2023 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $212,100 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 1, 2023, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-23-056 here. Effective January 24, 2023, Workday will apply the […]

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement

Published January 6, 2023 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an updated version of their Grants Policy Statement (GPS) via NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-23-045. The revised GPS (dated December 2022) applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2022. This new GPS supersedes, in its entirety, […]